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Progressive Religious Leaders Seek to Shift the Conversation on Contraception and Abortion in Texas

Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis, a Unitarian Universalist minister from Houston, leads Texas clergy members in a prayer for increased access to contraception at the Texas state capitol.

Last week, clergy from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol building in Austin to show their support for access to contraception. Clad in collars, stoles and other religious garb, they stood in the outdoor rotunda to call, publicly, for legislators to stop their ongoing¬†attacks¬†on Texans’ freedom to choose when and whether to have children.

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Texas Freedom Network Rallies Clergy In Favor Of Contraception

TFN volunteers. Photo: Texas Freedom Network.

In an effort to show state leaders that it’s possible to have faith both in God and women, a Texas non-profit has launched an online petition signed by hundreds of clergypeople who support contraceptive access. Will it be the push legislators need to institute good family planning policy?

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The Good Old Days: When Sex Ed Wasn’t Trying to Be Bad

The cobbled-together, patchwork sex ed I got at my West Texas high school in the 1990s was better than the outright lies abstinence-only programs push.

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